Tag: government security

Fake Android apps uploaded to Play store by notorious Sandworm hackers
Android, google

Fake Android apps uploaded to Play store by notorious Sandworm hackers

The Russian ‘Sandworm’ hacking group has been caught repeatedly uploading fake and modified Android apps to Google’s Play Store. . Fake Android apps uploaded to ... Read More

Iran’s APT33 sharpens focus on industrial control systems
APT33, cylance

Iran’s APT33 sharpens focus on industrial control systems

Iran's elite hacking group is upping its game, according to new evidence delivered at a cybersecurity conference this week. . Iran’s APT33 sharpens focus on ... Read More

NSA won’t collect phone location data, promises US government
Geolocation, Government security

NSA won’t collect phone location data, promises US government

US intelligence agencies won’t harvest US residents’ geolocation data in future investigations, revealed the US government this month. . NSA won’t collect phone location data, ... Read More

Florida city sends $742K to fraudsters as it bites the BEC hook
BEC, business email compromise

Florida city sends $742K to fraudsters as it bites the BEC hook

“Here's our new bank account number,” the scammers said. When the real construction firm sent their invoice, payment was made to the crooks. . Florida ... Read More

Russia’s sovereign internet law comes into force
BGP, censorship

Russia’s sovereign internet law comes into force

The new law compels the country’s ISPs to forward all data arriving and departing from their networks through special gateway servers. . Russia’s sovereign internet ... Read More

Pentagon publishes AI guidelines
AI, AI weapons

Pentagon publishes AI guidelines

As the specter of warrior robots looms large, the Pentagon has published a set of ethical guidelines for its use of artificial intelligence. . Pentagon ... Read More

Researchers find hole in EU-wide identity system
authentication and trust services, eIDAS

Researchers find hole in EU-wide identity system

The EU has fixed a flaw in the powerful yet complex eIDAS digital identification system that let people authenticate as someone else. . Researchers find ... Read More

Ransomware with a difference as hackers threaten to release city data
Data loss, Government security

Ransomware with a difference as hackers threaten to release city data

Johannesburg spent the weekend struggling to recover from its second malware attack this year as it took key services systems offline. . Ransomware with a ... Read More

TikTok says no, senators, we’re not under China’s thumb
china, Chuck Schumer

TikTok says no, senators, we’re not under China’s thumb

US lawmakers asked intelligence to look into whether the app and others like it could pose a security threat or be used to influence opinion. ... Read More